Transportation Shuttle van transportation to any Newburyport location is available to senior citizens and disabled residents of any age. A 24-hour notice and a donation of $1 per ride is requested. The Council On Aging operates several vans, all of which can accommodate wheelchairs. The most requested destinations are medical offices, banks, grocery stores, and hair dressers. Transportation to out-of-town destinations is available through the Northern Essex Elder Transport program (N.E.E.T.). Drivers for the N.E.E.T. program are volunteers who use their own vehicles to drive senior citizens to medical appointments. A $0.43 per mile donation is requested. You can reach Northern Essex Elder Transport at (978) 388-7474.